Friday, 3 February 2017

A brief history of time

A brief History of time (catch up). Its been nearly 4 years since I last posted but now I think its time to catch up. Basically 2013 was one of the worst years of my life, lots of problems to sort out and having to move home so the blog got totally forgotten, which was a shame because 2014 turned out to be the best year on record for rare and scarce birds in Calderdale. Highlights for 2013 locally were Slavonian Grebe at Scammonden, Purple Sandpiper at Whiteholme, 2 Med Gulls at Mount Tabor, Water Pipit at Lower Gorple and Firecrest at Ogden. Outside Calderdale I had some 20 trips to other sites with the only new Yorkshire birds being a Green Winged Teal at North Cave and Two barred Crossbills at Broomhead, also dipped on Baikal Teal and Ivory Gull. 2014 Outside Calderdale only had 3 trips, highlights Kumliens Gull at Broomhead Reservoir and Yellow-rumped Warbler at Shincliffe Durham.

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